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Handling and Performance
The BlackRapid SnapR 20 is a camera bag and sling strap - the camera can be quickly removed from the bag, and with a gliding strap system you can use the camera without risking dropping it.
The SnapR 20 fits most point and shoot cameras up to 5.25 x 3.25 x 2 inches, the example shown by BlackRapid is the Canon Powershot G12, but I used the bag with the Sigma DP2x, and Olympus PEN E-P3 with pancake lens, and any camera this size or smaller should fit. For larger cameras, like the Olympus PEN series with zoom lens, BlackRapid produce the SnapR 35.
3 in 1 bag + sling strap + hand strap
The clever thing about the SnapR system is that the connector for the camera screws into the cameras tripod socket for a really firm grip, then this can clip into the hand strap, or it can clip onto the shoulder strap, and then the shoulder strap can either be used on its own with the camera, or alternatively clip the shoulder strap to the bag.
Use all 3 together or independently, the camera glides from bag to shooting position, and there's no worry of dropping or forgetting camera.
The bag features two padded outer pockets, suitable for anything the size of an iPhone, ultra compact digital camera, memory cards, or spare batteries etc. There is one large inner compartment for the camera, this is partially padded - soft for the top of the camera (the camera goes in upside down), and the left and right hand sides of the camera. The front back and bottom of the camera sides are not soft / padded.
The bottom of the bag features a rubberised texture to stop the camera bag sliding around on desks or other surfaces, and gives the bag a low center of gravity, meaning that the bag is happy to stay upright.
Panasonic Lumix LX5, and Panasonic Lumix GF2. I would be happy to do without the side pockets, and instead have interior padded slip pockets for memory cards and small batteries.
Value for MoneyThe Black Rapid SnapR 20 is available for around £40 - this is quite good value for money as it provides the quick access strap system, a wrist strap and bag. Normally a DSLR Black Rapid Strap system on it's own would be around £50. The Black Rapid SnapR 20 offers something unique in that it holds your camera securely, which could save you much more money if you are prone to dropping things! Other bags are available with shoulder straps however they don't offer the speed of access and versatility of this bag and strap system.
|The BlackRapid SnapR 20 offers great value for money and three great solutions to protect your camera.|
BlackRapid SnapR 20 Pros:Quick access
Can be used with or without the bag
Shoulder strap, wrist strap and bag
Excellent tripod connection - very secure
Good value for money
BlackRapid SnapR 20 Cons:Instructions could be better
Little padding or soft texture for the camera screen
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BlackRapid SnapR 20 Specifications